After being intersted in woodworking for a very long time (thanks Norm!), I’m finally getting started myself. I dont have any machines to assist me in my hobby, so I am trying out my hand at using hand tools. Here’s the equipment I currently have at my disposal: a small pull saw, a No. 4 bench plane (Buck Brothers), a Stanley block plane, a chisel set (an entry level set), a folding Craftsman bench and a set of Norton waterstones (the only quality equipment I currently have).
Unfortunately, due to where I currently live, I dont have access to anything but the BORGs, so my selection of hand tools is very limited. On top of that, I dont have a very ‘traditional’ workspace. I dont have a garage, basement, or dedicated shop space to use, so I currently am working in a spare bedroom in my house.
To me, nothing says craftsmanship quite like handcut dovetails. So, thats where I’m planning on starting. I stated by making a dovetail marking gauge tool based on the Paul Sellers design. I got a decent amount of scrap red oak from work so I made the gauge from that. I’m satisfied with it. Its far from perfect, but it will serve its purpose. I want to put a finish on it before I upload a picture but I havent decided on what to use yet.
Thats it for now I guess.